Martinmas [märt′'n məs]
[ME Martinmasse: see MARTIN1 & MASS1]
Saint Martin's day, a church festival held on Nov. 11

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  • Martinmas — Mar tin*mas, n. [St. Martin + mass religious service.] (Eccl.) The feast of St. Martin, the eleventh of November; often called {martlemans}. [1913 Webster] {Martinmas summer}, a period of calm, warm weather often experienced about the time of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Martinmas — See quarter day. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • Martinmas — noun Etymology: Middle English martinmasse, from Saint Martin + Middle English masse mass Date: 14th century November 11 celebrated as the feast of Saint Martin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Martinmas — /mahr tn meuhs/, n. a church festival, November 11, in honor of St. Martin. [1250 1300; ME Martinmasse. See Saint MARTIN, MAS] * * * …   Universalium

  • Martinmas — noun St Martins day, 11th November. A Scottish quarter day …   Wiktionary

  • Martinmas — 11 November. The feast day of St Martin of Tours (d. 397), a soldier, then monk and bishop and patron saint of France. The middle of November was the time for salting meat slaughtered for winter there being insufficient feed until the following… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Martinmas — n. November 11th, church festival honoring Saint Martin; November 11th which is one of the quarter days in Scotland …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Martinmas — 11 November, a Scottish “Quarter Day” when rents and contracts fell due …   Scottish slang

  • Martinmas — [ mα:tɪnməs] noun St Martin s Day, 11 November …   English new terms dictionary

  • martinmas — n. Feast of St. Martin, Nov. 11, martilmas, martlemas …   New dictionary of synonyms

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